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Thompson, Wendy

Occupation
Cinematographer, Director, Producer and Scriptwriter

Summary

Wendy Thompson is a writer, director, producer and cinematographer who has made over twenty films and received various international awards.

In 1982, Thompson was Director of Photography for the film Waiting 'Round Wynyard. The short film focused upon a young man as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality.

In 1987, Thompson began work on the television drama series, The Australian Image as a scriptwriter.

Also in 1987, she wrote, produced and directed the short film Damsels be Damned. The experimental fairytale told the story of a Cinderella who is plucked from Fairy Training School and transported to the world of a writer's imagination. She received the Lillian Gish Award for Best Film at Los Angeles Women in Film Festival and the Best Screenplay at the St Kilda Film Festival for this film.

Sources used to compile this entry: Staff profile, website of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. http://www.aftrs.edu.au/about/staff--people/teaching-staff/wendy-thompson.aspx, accessed 2011-01-04.

Archival resources

National Film and Sound Archive

  • The Australian Image: Script, Post Production, 1987, 361199; National Film and Sound Archive. Details
  • Damsels Be Damned, 1987, 339724; National Film and Sound Archive. Details
  • Waiting 'Round Wynyard, 1982, 577726; National Film and Sound Archive. Details

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